Posts Tagged ‘party’



August 8, 2014

Smorgyle fabric by Jenimp on Spoonflower

I’ll bet you didn’t know that August 10th is National S’mores Day.  (Really – look it up.  I’m not just making up excuses to eat roasted marshmallows, I swear.)

Sounds like the perfect time to break out my Smorgyle fabric, ideal for BBQ aprons, picnic napkins, pillowcases and more.

The topic also reminded me of a fun, easy invite I did a few years back for a camping-themed birthday party: I topped rectangles cut from an old topographic map with a printout of my s’more illustration for a quick, inexpensive invite that set the mood for the outdoorsy party.

Camping birthday party invitation by Jeni P

Are you hungry yet?  Check out this S’mores Dip from Hungry Brownie – no campfire required.



Summer inspiration

July 18, 2013

It’s time for another Minted inspiration board, this one playing off the Watercolor Strokes Party Invitations by Shari Margolin.

Inspired by the bright, warm colors and casual style in the invite, I imagined an easy, fun summer brunch or afternoon party for all ages with paletas and gourmet donuts, papel picados, casual flower arrangements with dahlias and succulents, and cheery bubbles. (The embedded board gets chopped off by my layout here, but click on it to see the whole thing.) Planning a virtual party is fun — way less work than a real party. :)

Sweet Summer Party by Jeni Paltiel, see more Minted

Sweet Summer Party board by Jeni Paltiel. See more Minted

Featured above (clockwise from top left):

  1. Watercolor Strokes Party Invitations by Shari Margolin
  2. Paletas from Las Paletas in Nashville, TN (photo from Tennessee Home & Farm)
  3. Blowing bubbles by Always Anne
  4. Donuts by Tiny Water Photography via Inspired by This
  5. Fabric bunting by Accidental Vix
  6. Succulent centerpieces by Flora Grubb

Here are a few more things I didn’t have room for in the inspiration board, but thought would go well with the party:

  1. Another great book about gourmet ice pops
  2. A make-your-own mimosa bar for a morning party or sangria for the afternoon — or go with strawberry lemonade
  3. Martha Stewart’s over-the-top giant paper flowers and lanterns
  4. How About Orange’s fun Compliment Bunting
  5. Perky orange stripe and dot paper straws from Delish General Store
  6. These pretty little grapefruit cookies from Une Gamine dans la Cuisine – perfect take-home favors

Hmmm…I may have to throw a party!